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May 2018

MEET. GREET. ASK QUESTIONS.



How can we even say there has been another school shooting? It is terrible to wake up in the morning with 5 alerts telling us this awful news yet again. I actually believe that if we have a Democratic Congress we CAN change things. Because the Democrats won't be in the pocket of the NRA, because they care more about life than the gun industry and they will find a way to get the guns and ammunition to stop flowing so freely. And maybe stop AK 47s from being sold at all. I don't think we need a fairy godmother to make this happen, but we do need a responsible Congress that has the heart to take serious action.

And ...yesterday I was lucky enough to attend the Planned Parenthood luncheon. I wish everyone had been there to hear Sen. Barbara Boxer not only make a great case for Planned Parenthood but for the importance of taking back the House and the Senate and for raising money and giving to the all-too-important 2018 Congressional races.

In her talk today, Sen. Boxer noted that when Benjamin Franklin was asked if this was going to be a monarchy or a republic he said we would be a Republic. Franklin's quote is revealing: "'A Republic, if you can keep it.' The republic must be protected. And it is up to all of us to protect it now...This is a time of urgency," Sen. Boxer said. "The only real protest we have is our election this November....If we don't take it out there we are entering a time of serious crisis."

At the luncheon, I ran into so many friends who are joining us on Tuesday to meet and speak to our candidates. I hope you are too!


MEET. GREET. ASK QUESTIONS.
HEAR THEIR ANSWERS, EXPLANATIONS, SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES.
WHY ARE THEY IN THE RACES, WHY DO THEY STAY? WHO CAN WIN?

FROM THE 45TH
BRIAN FORDE. KIA HAMADANCHY. DAVID MIN. KATIE PORTER.

FROM THE 48TH
HANS KEIRSTEAD. HARLEY ROUDA. OMAR SIDDIQUI.

TUESDAY, MAY 22


CHECK IN AT 6 PM
PROGRAM WILL BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 6:30 PM
UNIVERSITY SYNAGOGUE*, 3400 MICHELSON DRIVE, IRVINE
ADMISSION $5.00 MEMBERS, $10.00 NON-MEMBERS
You can join the PAC here. https://www.efundraisingconnections.com/c/DEMOCPAC/

Please RSVP (to this email).
*non denominational meeting, all are welcome

Lita

THIS IS OUR LAST MEETING BEFORE THE PRIMARY ELECTION!


Dear DemOC PAC Members and Friends,

The last day to register to vote....Monday May 21



Please contact us if you know someone who needs to register. We can help!



The Cost to mail your absentee ballot? $.71!



The Post office will deliver it with one stamp but you really need two!

Check out our NEW website...www.democpac.org!


A CRITICAL FUNDRAISING APPEAL!

A CRITICAL FUNDRAISING APPEAL!

WITH THE CALIFORNIA PRIMARY JUST WEEKS AWAY, IT APPEARS LIKELY THAT DEMOCRATS CAN FLIP THE HOUSE AND POSSIBLY THE SENATE IN NOVEMBER....AND WE HOPE THAT INCLUDES OUR 4 O.C. HOUSE SEATS!    

    OUR OPPORTUNITY HAS NEVER BEEN BETTER.
      
     DEMOCRATS HAVE MOMENTUM, BUT WE NEED TO RAISE FUNDS TO SUPPORT OUR CANDIDATES.

      EACH RACE WILL BE A BATTLE AND IT WILL BE EXPENSIVE.

OUR PAC MUST PARTICIPATE AND HELP THE DEMOCRATS WHO COME THROUGH THE PRIMARIES.

DEMOC PAC money will go to help our 4 candidates as well as Democrats around the country running for the House and the Senate.

PLEASE GIVE MORE THAN JUST YOUR MEMBERSHIP DUES.

OUR PAC CONTRIBUTIONS COMBINE YOUR FUNDS WITH OTHERS FOR A GREATER IMPACT. AS PAC MEMBERS, WE EACH DETERMINE WHO GETS OUR SUPPORT.

OUR MAIN FOCUS WILL BE OUR 4 OC CONGRESSIONAL RACES.

You will get many requests from national, state, and local groups trying to raise money for this year’s elections. Individual candidates will also come to you for funds. Help out wherever you can. Help us make a difference.  Thank you for considering our request.

WE CAN DO THIS!!!

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Thanks!

https://www.efundraisingconnections.com/c/DEMOCPAC/

Newsletter May 6, 2018 - Meeting!



We have just over 2 weeks until our amazing meeting with all of the candidates from the 45th and the 48th...which is one less candidate than when I last wrote you. Rachel Payne has recently dropped out of the race for the 48th, saying this"necessary for the sake of party unity and to enhance our chances of electing a Democrat to this critical seat in Congress". Many thanks to Rachel! I hope you will join us for what promises to be a fascinating evening!



MEET. GREET. ASK QUESTIONS.
HEAR THEIR ANSWERS, EXPLANATIONS, SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES.
WHY ARE THEY IN THE RACES, WHY DO THEY STAY? WHO CAN WIN?

FROM THE 45TH
BRIAN FORDE. KIA HAMADANCHY. DAVID MIN. KATIE PORTER.

FROM THE 48TH
HANS KEIRSTEAD. HARLEY ROUDA. OMAR SIDDIQUI.

THIS YEAR, WE KNOW, MORE THAN EVER, OUR CONGRESSIONAL RACES ARE SO IMPORTANT...WE MUST ADD BACK THE CONGRESSIONAL CHECK ON THE POWER OF THE WHITE HOUSE AND RIGHT OUR SHIP OF STATE!



TUESDAY, MAY 22
CHECK IN AT 6 PM
PROGRAM WILL BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 6:30 PM
UNIVERSITY SYNAGOGUE*, 3400 MICHELSON DRIVE, IRVINE
ADMISSION $5.00 MEMBERS, $10.00 NON-MEMBERS
You can join the PAC here. https://www.efundraisingconnections.com/c/DEMOCPAC/

Please RSVP (to this email).
*non denominational meeting, all are welcome
Dear DemOC PAC Members and Friends,
S

CAMPAIGN FOR YOUR FAVORITE CANDIDATE!



At our last meeting we promised to pass along info from some of the campaigns as it was given to us so here is what we have right now:



From Dave Min's campaign:

With ballots coming out, we are phonebanking and canvassing every day! Here are a few group volunteer events happening this week:

Phonebanks: Monday - Thursday, 5-8pm in Irvine
RSVP/More Info: Elijah@davemin.com

Saturday and Sunday Canvasses starting at 1pm
Various neighborhoods in CA-45
Main launch location:
3920 E Spring St
Orange, CA 92869
United States
RSVP/More Info: Elijah@davemin.com

Upcoming forums:
May 8
Where: Towers in Laguna Woods
Address: 24055 Paseo del Lago West
Time: 2 p.m.
 
May 9
Where: Clubhouse 3 Dining Room 2 of Laguna Woods
Address: 23822 Avenida Sevilla
Time: 7 p.m.

From Katie Porter's campaign:

Monday, May 7, 2018 - Irvine Town Hall
Where: Community Room, University Hills Community Center, 1083 California Ave., Irvine, CA 92617 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - Community Town Hall in Tustin
Where: Katie's office 2842 Walnut Ave Suite C, Tustin CA 92780

Weekend Canvassing for Katie
Where: Katie's office 2842 Walnut Ave Suite C, Tustin CA 92780
When: Every Saturday and Sunday starting at 10:00 am

Keep up with Katie's events on Facebook and on our website.

Here is a summary of volunteer opportunities:

- calling voters: making calls to voters from our office in Tustin, or remotely from your living room!

- canvassing: knocking on the doors and having a conversation with voters across CA-45 using our mobile app available for download on any smartphone

To get on the schedule to call or canvass, please email danny.siegel@katieporter.com. You can always sign-up directly on our website at KatiePorter.com/Get-involved

From Harley Rouda's campaign:

Knocking on doors and making calls remain our priorities. We need to have valuable conversations with as many CA-48 voters as possible in the time we have left.
For those of you canvassing during the week: we ask that you take out a packet for the week, finish it during the week, and complete another packet at a weekend canvass launch. Each packet has roughly 50 doors; of our all-star canvassers, we ask that you complete two packets during the week! We want to send out as many packets across the district as possible.
For those of you who focus on phonebanking: we'd like for you to attend at least two phonebanks every week. If you complete 10 call sheets (110 calls) at each phonebank, this would mean 20 sheets per week. 
Allow me to add: we are looking for more Phonebank and Canvass Captains - particularly in Aliso Viejo, Huntington Beach, Westminster, and Garden Grove. Please let us know if you can help or if you know anybody who might. We'd love your assistance recruiting new volunteers, as well. No rocks unturned.
Please, feel free to reach out to me and Avery with any questions. We'd love for you to both phonebank and canvass. But, we recognize that you lead busy lives and we appreciate all the work you've done so far. Without your efforts, we would not be where we are today. That said, this month will make or break our campaign. We all agree that Harley both is our best shot at beating Dana and would make the best representative. It is imperative that we get him past the primary. With you on our team, I know that we can do just that!


S

A few good articles not to be missed...



It's about corruption


http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/04/corruption-is-trumps-greatest-political-liability.html

Mimi notices us
http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-may-2018-vulnerable-gop-rep-mimi-walters-warns-1525503054-htmlstory.html

And they are writing about us in Seattle...
https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/californias-orange-county-could-determine-congress-control/

And then the Washington Post poses an interesting question...
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2018/05/01/how-will-californias-asian-americans-vote-this-november/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.ed1d683ca505

This is good for a laugh in a dark way though ladies, you may shed a few tears.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/04/24/upshot/women-and-men-named-john.html